Published on April 9th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Lufthansa Celebrates 50 Years Operating at Dublin

Last week the Lufthansa Group celebrated 50 years of flying from Dublin Airport. The first Lufthansa flight took off from Dublin Airport on April 1st 1972 and the airline has since gone on to become one of the longest-standing operating airlines out of Dublin.

Congratulating The Lufthansa Group on its significant milestone, Dalton Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of daa, which operates Dublin Airport said: “Lufthansa is one of our longest serving customers and I want to acknowledge its commitment to Dublin Airport since 1972.”

“We have worked closely with our friends at Lufthansa fostering strong relationships and we were delighted to see them go from strength to strength with additional routes and increased capacities in recent years. We wish Lufthansa every success with their continued service from Dublin Airport and we are committed to work closely with the airline for what will be many more years to come.”

General Sales Manager of United Kingdom, Ireland and Iceland for Lufthansa Group, Dr. Frank Wagner, celebrates this occasion, saying: “It is with pride that we look back to five decades of flight operations from Dublin and celebrate our longevity in the market with Dublin Airport. Our ability to connect people, countries and economies in a sustainable way has become even more relevant today. In our booking outlook, we recognise that many Irish have rediscovered the taste and desire for travel.”

With connections from Dublin through Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich, the Lufthansa Group Airlines offer around 320 destinations in 104 countries. In 2019 The Lufthansa Group carried in excess of 1 million passengers from Dublin Airport. The Lufthansa Group continue to expand their operations in Dublin and Ireland, offering up to 67 weekly flights in 2022.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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